One of the many perks of upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks is that it’s now much easier to make your user Library folder visible. Since Lion, Apple began hiding users’ Library folders, vut it seems as though Apple’s had a change of heart and now provides a much easier way to show that all too useful folder. Read on to learn how.
As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.
The Mac Observer is planning to interview Apple developers at MacTech 2013 in Los Angeles next week. If you’re a Mac or iOS developer and are attending MacTech, read on for information on how to set up an interview with TMO's Dave Hamilton.
Are you frustrated with pasting physical addresses into your Mac’s Contacts app? Getting tired of having to edit the city and state info out to format things properly? Well, now those problems are solved, so come read this tip to find out what’s going on. And heck, come on in even if you’ve got no clue what we’re talking about. It’ll be fun!
Mavericks may not have gone through a drastic UI transformation, but as things typically go with a new version of OS X, it does bring quite a few functional changes. One of those changes is that pressing the power button on your Mac now puts it to sleep instead of showing the Restart/Sleep/Shutdown dialog. You can, however, still get to that familiar screen, and Michael Johnston shows you how.
Apple reported record breaking revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter on Monday, bringing in US$37.5 billion, up from $36 billion a year ago, and climbing iPhone sales. Both are good news for the company and shareholders, but Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um saw some bad news mixed in, too.
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Quarterly iPhone sales and revenue climbed, and iPad numbers were up, too. Now we're heading into the holiday buying season with new iPhones and iPads, plus updated MacBook Pro models. Even with sales declining in the overall PC market, Apple's Q1 2014 numbers have the potential to break records yet again.
Within Mavericks, you can reply to Messages, FaceTime calls, and emails by using their pop-up notifications—and in some cases, you don't even have to leave whatever program you're currently working in. Melissa Holt is here to tell us all about it in this Quick Tip.
The big takeaway quote from Apple's quarterly conference call on Monday was from CEO Tim Cook, who said, "I think it's going to be an iPad Christmas." The normally conservative (in his prognostications) Mr. Cook made that prediction after waxing poetic about the iPad Air and calling last week's iPad announcement "the largest iPad announcement ever."
Apple announced results for the September quarter—the company's fiscal 4th quarter—Monday, reporting US$37.5 billion in revenue—a new record—and $7.5 billion in profit. That's up from $36 billion in revenue from the year-ago quarter, but down from the $8.2 billion in earnings. Apple's gross margins slipped from 40 percent to 37 percent, and the company's iPhone unit sales rose from 26.9 million to 33.8 million, another record September quarter. [Updated with additional details, including information from the company's conference call with analysts.]
Apple's fourth fiscal earnings report for 2013 is set to start this afternoon after the market closes around 5PM eastern time (2PM pacific time). The Mac, iPhone and iPad maker introduced the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c during the quarter, so the company could report record breaking numbers yet again.
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